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Now we want to see if we can get Perl to work with MySQL. Perl uses a program called DBI to interface with the MySQL database server. You can download and install two packages from http://www.mysql.com/ to use DBI. Look for DBI on the downloads page. The two packages are DBI and Msql-Mysql-modules. These two files will have version numbers and other things like that. Download them and let's get to installing them.